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Integrated and Inclusive Foreign Policy


A broader set of inputs will enable Australia to be an influential and constructive regional power in an older, hotter, more volatile and more porous region. For this to happen, more non-government stakeholders and civil society organisations must engage the space where domestic and regional security, trade and human wellbeing are now inseparable.

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Australia should take 20,000 Afghan Refugees

Georgia Wilkinson - August 2021

Thursday 19 August 2021 CPD is calling on the the Australian government to accept 20,000 Afghan refugees in addition to its normal humanitarian resettlement intake. Australia cannot escape its responsibilities...

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Bangladesh and its Emerging Role in the Region | ROUNDTABLE | June 2019

Luisa Boll - June 2019

Yesterday, CPD co-hosted a special roundtable event with the Bangladesh High Commission on ‘Bangladesh and its Emerging Role in the Region: Bilateral Relations and Challenges for the Region from Forced...

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Step up? We’ve stepped aside by failing to sign migration pact | Op-ed | November 2018

Travers McLeod - November 2018

Published in The Australian on 23 November 2018 “Step up or step aside.” This was former Indonesian foreign min­ister Hassan Wirajuda’s 2016 warning to Australia and Indonesia as co-chairs of the Bali Process...

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Time to judge our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Travers McLeod - June 2018

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 11 June 2018. “We will never forget that 100 years ago a young and brave nation on the other side of the world...

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CEO Travers McLeod calls for an integrated approach to foreign policy development

communications - November 2016

Our CEO Travers McLeod was invited to contribute a think-piece for the Australian Council for International Development’s October 2016 National Conference, entitled Australia Ahead of the Curve: An agenda for international...

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Established in August 2015, the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) is a ‘second track’ process pursuing more effective, durable and dignified approaches to forced migration in the Asia-Pacific.

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Ensuring that newly arrived refugees settle effectively into their new local communities across Australia offers a range of great benefits to our society and economy.

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